PTC brings new challenges, including asset change management. ENSCO offerss two tools to aid in asset change management. Asset change management is anticipated to a significant undertaking with crucial requirements for accuracy.
The Digital Track Notebook® (DTN) can be used by track inspectors and maintenance-of-way personnel to update asset data in the field. GPS coordinates and photos can be tied to the asset. Inspectors can verify asset information and positional information. Asset updates can be linked to TrackIT® and a central asset database.
Additionally, ENSCO’s rail bound machine vision systems can be used to conduct full track speed asset audits and verification. Using the Virtual Track Walk (VTW), asset positions can be quickly verified and corrected at the office. Synchronized imagery embedded with high accuracy GPS and milepost information allows the user to click on images to identify assets and their locations. Asset updates can be uploaded to a central asset database.